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List of Gods   : "Coco"

NameOriginDescription
Supreme god name "Atea" Polynesian Supreme god. The father of the gods depicted as a hybrid, his body divided vertically, the left half being fishy and the right half of human form. In the tradition of the Hervey Islands, he is the firstborn son of the primordial mother VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE. After a short existence low down in the world coconut living immediately above his mother, he moved to the opening of the upper world. He is largely comparable to TANE, the god of light. Also AVATEA, Vatea, Wakea....
"Coco Macaque" Haitian A Haitian magic stick
"Hainuwele" Indonesia 'The Coconut Girl' who, when she "answered the call of nature"; excreted valuable items. She was killed and buried by villagers but her boyfriend exhumed the corpse and cut it into pieces which he then re-buried around the village. These pieces grew into the various tuberous plants, giving origin to the principle foods the people of Indonesia have enjoyed ever since. Seram, New Guinea
God name "Ina" Polynesia A lunar deity daughter of Kui or Vaitere, who kept an eel in a jar, but it soon grew into the eel-god, Tuna, who tried to rape her. The people of Upolo rescued her and sentenced him to death. At his request, she buried his head in the sand and from it grew the first coconut. Ina is married to Marama, the god of the night. She lives in the sky during the daytime when her husband is not visible. Polynesia
God name "Obatala" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Fertility god. The first deity engendered by the creator god OLODUMARE. His consort is Yemowo. Among other responsibilities, he makes barren women fertile and shapes the fetus in the womb. He is considered to be the sculptor of mankind. He is depicted wearing white robes and symbolizes cleanliness. Offerings include coconuts and maize fruits. A jar of clean water is carried by a priestess to his sanctuary each morning and the water is drunk by women to make them fertile. Also Orishanla (archaic); Orisha-Popo; Orisha-Ogiyan; Orisha-Ijaye....
God name "Olodumare" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. He engendered the god OBATALA as his deputy. The souls of the dead are expected to make confession to Olodumare. When he created the earth, he filled a snail's shell with dirt, placed inside it a hen and a pigeon and threw it down, whereupon the hen and pigeon began to scatter the earth and create land. Olodumare then sent a chameleon to report on progress. Sand was added, followed by a palm, a coconut and a kola nut tree. When these were established the god placed on earth the first sixteen humans. Also Alaaye; Elemii; Olojo Oni; Olorun; Orishanla....
God name "Tango" Polynesian / Hervey Islamds / The third child of the primordial mother VARI - MA - TETAKERE, he was plucked from her right side / lived in Enua - Kura, the land of the red parrot feather immediately below the home of TINIRAU in the world coconut God. Ta'ngwanla'na (greatest one in the sea)...
Spirit name "Te-Aka-la-Roe (root of all existence)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the lowest part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
Spirit name "Te-Manava-Roa (long-lived)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the highest part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
Spirit name "Te-Tanga-Engae (breathing)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the middle part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
God name "Tinirau (innumerable)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Fish god. The second offspring of the great mother VARI-MA-TETAKERE and the younger sibling of AVATEA. He is said to live in the coconut of the world on a sacred isle called Motu-Tapu immediately below the home of Avatea and to own ponds full of all kinds of fish. He is depicted as half man (right side) and half fish (left side) in the form of a sprat....
God name "Tu-Metua (stick-by-parent)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands God. The sixth child of VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE, the primordial mother. Torn from her right side, he stays with her in the confined space at the bottom of the world coconut and lives in endless silence....
Goddess name "Vari-Ma-Te-Takere (the very beginning)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Mother goddess. The creator being who lives at the very bottom of the world coconut, sitting in a cramped space with her knees and chin touching. She lives in Te-Enua-Te-Ki (mute land) in eternal silence and is the mother of six children, all deities, three of which she plucked from her right side and three from her left.See also AVATEA, TINIRAU, TANGO, TUMUTEANAOA, RAKA and TU-METUA....
"Vari-ma-te-takere" Polynesia The primeval mother who lived in Avaiki, the coconut shell at the begining of the universe. Mangaia, Polynesia
Goddess name "Wari Ma Te Takere" Polynesia wari Ma Te Takere, Coconut shell goddess. wari symbolizes the fertile slime of primordial times and means mud. Polynesia